The craft beverage industry’s shift to carry-out sales during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 crisis has reshaped our manufacturing model for our lowest-cost small volume systems. Due to high demand, we are making to-go-beverage canning systems available quickly. We have expedited builds of our WGC-50 and newly launched Gosling systems to help beverage producers get product from kegs or tanks into any sized cans.
Stay-at-home orders and on-premise restrictions across the country have forced breweries, cideries, wineries and other craft businesses to halt taproom and tasting room operations and switch to delivery and to-go formats instead. As organizations like the Brewers Association advise craft breweries to pivot sales models, small producers are looking for ways to help their businesses weather the crisis.
For craft beverage makers who have never depended exclusively on carry-out sales, the pandemic has left many struggling to get all of their products into customer hands quickly and affordably. A lot of beverage makers contacting us have said selling to-go beverages is the only way their business can get through the crisis.
More Manufacturing Capacity, Accelerated Production for WGC-50 and Gosling Canning Systems
We’ve added urgent manufacturing capacity and accelerated production of our WGC-50 and Gosling systems to get flexible machines out quickly to those who need them for to-go beverage canning. Through our partnership with CanSource, customers have reliable access to a wide range of can sizes and packaging supplies in low-minimum order quantities on short notice. We have also introduced a variety of financing options to support businesses with limited cash flow.
We launched the compact Gosling system in February, before the coronavirus crisis took hold in the US. Now, we have expanded our original manufacturing schedule to accommodate increasing and urgent requests. The automated Gosling offers professional canning at a price point suited for small craft beverage producers and can be built for any can size on the market.
The WGC-50, our small semi-automated canning machine, easily accommodates virtually any height can. From initial machine order until high-quality sellable cans, it’s just a matter of weeks on our expedited schedule.
Contact us to help plan the most affordable beer-to-go approach for your business. Our support and sales teams have remained available by phone and email across the world during the crisis.